Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Pix

Street and door, Sifnos, Greece, 1986
Kodak High-Speed Infrared

Some nice textures on this one.

All my photos are on flickr


On two occasions I have been asked [by members of British Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
Charles Babbage

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


It's said that science will dehumanize people and turn them into numbers. That's false, tragically false. Look for yourself. This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas. It was done by arrogance, it was done by dogma, it was done by ignorance. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods.

Jacob Bronowski

BTW, you can see all of the Ascent of Man on Youtube.


Wow. The last night launch of the Shuttle made the best photo of the whole program.  Looks like a Turner painting.  He would have loved space shots.